By B. A. Dubrovin, A. T. Fomenko, S. P. Novikov

ISBN-10: 0387908722

ISBN-13: 9780387908724

ISBN-10: 0387972714

ISBN-13: 9780387972718

ISBN-10: 3540972714

ISBN-13: 9783540972716

This e-book, written through the various grasp expositors of recent arithmetic, is an advent to trendy differential geometry with emphasis on concrete examples and ideas, and it's also particular to a physics viewers. every one subject is prompted with examples that support the reader savor the necessities of the topic, yet rigor isn't really sacrificed within the e-book.

within the first bankruptcy the reader will get a style of differentiable manifolds and Lie teams, the later gving upward thrust to a dialogue of Lie algebras via contemplating, as ordinary, the tangent area on the id of the Lie crew. Projective house is proven to be a manifold and the transition capabilities explicitly written down. The authors provide a neat instance of a Lie team that's not a matrix staff. a slightly quickly creation to advanced manifolds and Riemann surfaces is given, possibly too speedy for the reader requiring extra info. Homogeneous and symmetric areas also are mentioned, and the authors plunge correct into the idea of vector bundles on manifolds. hence there's a lot packed into this bankruptcy, and the authors must have thought of spreading out the dialogue extra, because it leaves the reader in need of for extra aspect.

The authors examine extra primary questions in delicate manifolds in bankruptcy three, with walls of team spirit used to end up the lifestyles of Riemannian metrics and connections on manifolds. additionally they end up Stokes formulation, and turn out the life of a soft embedding of any compact manifold into Euclidean house of measurement 2n + 1. homes of delicate maps, comparable to the facility to approximate a continuing mapping by way of a soft mapping, also are mentioned. an evidence of Sard's theorem is given, hence permitting the examine of singularities of a mapping. The reader does get a style of Morse conception right here additionally, besides transversality, and hence a glance at a few undemanding notions of differential topology. an attractive dialogue is given on the way to receive Morse capabilities on delicate manifolds through the use of focal issues.

Notions of homotopy are brought in bankruptcy three, besides extra ideas from differential topology, comparable to the measure of a map. a truly attention-grabbing dialogue is given at the relation among the Whitney variety of a airplane closed curve and the measure of the Gauss map. This results in an evidence of the real Gauss-Bonnet theorem. measure idea can be utilized to vector fields after which to an software for differential equations, particularly the Poincare-Bendixson theorem. The index concept of vector fields is usually proven to steer to the Hopf outcome at the Euler attribute of a closed orientable floor and to the Brouwer fixed-point theorem.

bankruptcy four considers the orientability of manifolds, with the authors exhibiting how orientation will be transported alongside a course, hence giving a non-traditional characterization as to whilst a attached manifold is orientable, specifically if this shipping round any closed course preserves the orientation type. extra homotopy conception, through the basic staff, is usually mentioned, with a number of examples being computed and the relationship of the basic workforce with orientability. it's proven that the elemental team of a non-orientable manifold is homomorphic onto the cyclic team of order 2. Fiber bundles with discrete fiber, sometimes called overlaying areas, also are mentioned, besides their connections to the speculation of Riemann surfaces through branched coverings. The authors express the application of overlaying maps within the calculation of the basic staff, and use this connection to introduce homology teams. a truly distinctive dialogue of the motion of the discrete crew at the Lobachevskian aircraft is given.

Absolute and relative homotopy teams are brought in bankruptcy five, and plenty of examples are given in their calculation. the assumption of a protecting homotopy ends up in a dialogue of fiber areas. the main fascinating dialogue during this bankruptcy is the only on Whitehead multiplication, as this can be frequently now not coated in introductory books akin to this one, and because it has turn into very important in physics purposes. The authors do take a stab on the challenge of computing homotopy teams of spheres, and the dialogue is a section unorthodox because it is dependent upon utilizing framed common bundles.

the speculation of soft fiber bundles is taken into account within the subsequent bankruptcy. The physicist reader may still pay shut recognition to this bankruptcy is it supplies many insights into the homotopy idea of fiber bundles that can not be present in the standard books at the topic. The dialogue of the class thought of fiber bundles is particularly dense yet definitely worth the time interpreting. curiously, the authors contain a dialogue of the Picard-Lefschetz formulation, to illustrate of a category of "fiber bundles with singularities". these attracted to the geometry of gauge box theories will get pleasure from the dialogue at the differential geometry of fiber bundles.

Dynamical platforms are brought in bankruptcy 7, first as outlined over manifolds, after which within the context of symplectic manifolds through Hamaltonian mechanics. Liouville's theorem is confirmed, and some examples are given from relativistic aspect mechanics. the speculation of foliations can also be mentioned, even supposing the dialogue is just too short to be of a lot use. The authors additionally give some thought to variational difficulties, and given its value in physics, they proceed the remedy within the final bankruptcy of the ebook, giving a number of examples as a rule relativity, and in gauge idea through a attention of the vacuum strategies of the Yang-Mills equation. The physicist reader will relish this dialogue of the classical thought of gauge fields, because it is sweet training for additional interpreting on instantons and the eventual quantization of gauge fields.